Top tips for creating stunning volume: Hair hacks that you’ll love!

Learn how to get voluminous hair like a red carpet queen!  

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When you’ve got flat locks, creating more volume in hair can seem like a losing battle. But by selecting the right products and hairstyle, you can seriously change your mane game!

So if you’ve ever found yourself wondering about how to get voluminous hair, and are at a loss for what to do, you’re in luck! We’ve scoured our resources and come up with an ultimate guide on how to transform your tresses.

How to add volume to hair: The tips, tricks and looks you need


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Create plenty of volume by reaching for the right products.

Use the right products

First things first: if you want to add in some serious volume, hair should be treated with the best products to create the full, bouncy locks that you’re after! Luckily for you, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to deciding which volumising products are the right for your tresses.

So to learn how to get volume in hair, read on below as we guide you through our favourite products to reach for!

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Got fine or thin hair? Did you know that a hairspray can help with that? Credit: Verity Jane Smith.

1. The pre-wash conditioner

A reverse wash system can help add volume, as it won’t weigh your hair down. It’s a novel method that you may never have heard of, but it works to deliver ultra light conditioning to the hair.

Instead of shampooing your hair and following up with conditioner as normal, a pre-wash conditioner is designed to be used at the first stage of washing, before you shampoo hence the name!

Editor’s tip: Certain pre-wash conditioners, like the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner, contain a clever combination of Fleximax Volumisers and Fibre-Polishing Actives, which help to leave hair feeling smooth and polished, but still full of bounce.

This nifty formula is also designed to remain on the hair, covering the surface of your hair fibres, even after the conditioner is washed away. Follow up with the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo for best results.

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Add volume to your locks with the best products! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

2. Try a volume hair maximizer

If you’re after maximum volume, hair could benefit from using the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Dual-Action Maximiser. This neat product contains something called ‘polishing actives’, which helps to provide hair with a polished, sleek finish, while the Fleximax Volumiser provides volume.

Apply this product through the lengths and the ends of damp hair. While many voluminising hair products could leave hair feeling stiff and sticky, this one definitely doesn’t!

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A volumising mouse will give your locks plenty of bounce! Credit: Verity Jane Smith.

3. Go for a volumising mousse

Looking for a more traditional way on how to get voluminous hair? Then reach for a hair mousse like the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Mousse, which can be applied directly to the roots, to help achieve more root volume.

Dispense a generous amount of the product into the palm of your hand and work it through damp hair, concentrating on the roots. Then blowdry your hair with a round brush, lifting from the roots to build in the body as you go.

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We love this low pony for a simple up ‘do with extra volume.

4. Get a hairspray to boost fine hair

Perfect for those of you with fine or thin hair, the VO5 Dramatic Volume Creation Hairspray will give your locks some serious volume. Hair that’s been spritzed with this will still be soft and manageable, while still retaining the volume.

This hairspray has a special lightweight and ultra-brushable formula, which doesn’t weigh the hair down. Plus, it also means that even after brushing your hair, you won’t lose any volume or hold – pretty neat, eh?


Try these looks and discover how to volumise hair

Now that you’ve gotten the low down on which products you should be using to boost your mane in the volume department, we’ve rounded up our fave hairstyles for adding some extra oomph to our strands! Take a look…

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Try out long layers for a totally glam look! Credit:

Hidden layers

Although layered cuts can also be used lighten up and remove excess weight from thick hair, they’re also perfect for injecting movement and shape to thin hair.

If you’re not looking for a dramatic cut, however, and just want to understand how to get volume in hair, rest assured that a few carefully-placed layers around the chin and face can help add tonnes of natural-looking volume. Credit: @brittney_hairdrezzer

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If you’ve got fine hair, think about rocking a pixie cut.

Layered pixie

The layered pixie is this season’s ultimate fashion statement, don’t you know? Cool, quirky and uber stylish, a boyish pixie cut with layers is the ideal hairstyle for thin hair, especially as short layers are great for creating volume and height.

And with its feminine edge and bold personality, this is definitely a cut that’ll earn you extra points in the style stakes, too. You’re welcome!

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Try a layered bob for it’s volume enhancing properties. Credit:

Layered bob 

If you have hair that often falls flat when you style it, a layered bob is a great way to achieve thicker-looking hair.

Bobs can look great on anyone with oval, square, round and heart-shaped faces, so it’s pretty versatile. And when it comes to styling, this low-maintenance cut is perfect for those who like their lie-ins in the morning!

Styling tip: When you’re using a hair dryer on your bob, make sure you place the brush under the section of hair you’re drying and blowdry from above (lifting the brush as you go), in order to created added volume.

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Sleek hair and a voluminous ponytail is a winning combination.

Voluminous ponytail

If your beauty goal is figuring out how to get volume in your hair, why not go for one of the simplest methods? A ponytail with masses of volume!

Make sure you plump up your locks by adding in a healthy dose of mousse, then simply split your ponytail in two and start teasing until you have heaps of volume. Easy peasy, right?

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We love these curly locks for added volume!

Volume hair with bouncy curls

For big, bouncy tresses (AKA volume hair), it’s time to whip out the hot rollers. These will be your best pal if you’re looking to add some serious fullness to your mane.

Simply wash and prep your hair, then apply your hot rollers. When you’re ready to take them out, gently tease your tresses and finish with plenty of volumising hairspray.

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Experiment with a little backcombing!

Backcombed beauty

If you want volume hair that can be worn long and loose, but you have no idea how to get said volume, let us introduce you to a little technique we all love: backcombing!

This involves adding body and texture to your hair by backcombing it at the roots with a comb or brush and plenty of hairspray or mouse. Keep teasing until your hair isn’t flat anymore and it really is that simple!


If you loved these looks, and have more hair woes that you need tackling, head on over to our Hair Care page, ASAP. There we’ll do our best to remedy what ails you, so you can start having better hair days!

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